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Old 23-09-2016, 04:41   #16
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Re: Florida east coast anchorages

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Mainstreet, I'll stand with Captain Bill regarding the merits of anchoring at Pumpkin Key and heading out via Angelfish Creek, but my guess is that his draft and mine is at least a foot less than yours.

You can still use Angelfish, but maybe not at the lower side of the tide range. I think that it gets down to about 4.5 feet (average) at the red marker on the inside and not much deeper on the ocean side. You won't find any problems except at the beginning and the end of Angelfish Creek.
Thanks, Hudson. My draft is 6' on a good day. I typically plan on a 7' minimum.
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Thanks, Hudson. My draft is 6' on a good day. I typically plan on a 7' minimum.
Angelfish Creek would be pretty tight with your draft. I went through there at the end of July and did not see less than 7.5 feet at a bit above half tide. That being said I have been through there before and seen 5 feet on the ocean side. The ocean side seems more subject to shoaling than the bay side.
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I will head south and anchor near Pumpkin Key which is near the bay side of Angelfish Creek. The nice thing about Pumpkin is that you can anchor on the lee side of the Island no matter which way the wind is blowing.
Pumpkin key area is a mosquito paradise. Southern half of Elliot Key was my favorite.
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